Vermont Blood Donation Opportunities Jan. 1-15, 2016

Resolve to give blood in January for National Blood Donor Month

All those who give blood or platelets in January will receive
a $5 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card

BURLINGTON, VT (December 16, 2015) — The American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2016, beginning with National Blood Donor Month in January.

For the ninth year, the Red Cross and Dunkin’ Donuts will partner in January to help increase donations and reward generous donors during National Blood Donor Month. Through the “Dunkin’ Donors Make a Difference” campaign, all those who come to give blood or platelets in January at Red Cross blood drives in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and parts of New York will receive a $5 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card*. The DD Card can be used toward the purchase of any item at participating Dunkin’ Donuts – including coffee, hot chocolate, and baked goods, among other items. In addition, the DD gift card features a Red Cross logo, is reloadable and can also be enrolled in the DD Perks® Rewards program.

National Blood Donor Month recognizes the importance of giving blood and platelets while honoring those who roll up a sleeve to help patients in need. It has been observed during January since 1970, and that’s no coincidence. Winter is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet patient needs. Unpredictable winter weather can result in blood drive cancelations, and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, may cause some donors to be unable to make or keep blood donation appointments.

Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with O negative, A negative and B negative. With a shelf life of 42 days, red blood cells must be constantly replenished to maintain an adequate supply for patients. Individuals who come out to give blood Jan. 1 through Jan. 4 will receive a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt while supplies last.

To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities

Addison

Middlebury

1/12/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., American Legion Middlebury, 49 Wilson Rd.

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Bennington

Bennington

1/6/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., First Baptist Church of Bennington, 601 Main St

Manchester

1/13/2016: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 3624 Main Street

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Caledonia

Danville

1/6/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Danville Congregational Church, 87 Hill St.

Groton

1/4/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Groton Community Building, 314 Scott Highway

Saint Johnsbury

1/14/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Catamount Arts, 115 Eastern Ave

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Chittenden

Burlington

1/7/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Edlund Company, 159 Industrial Pkwy

1/9/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Burlington Town Center, Burlington Town Center, Upper Level between Spencer’s & Famous Footwear

Essex Junction

1/7/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Albert D Lawton School, 104 Maple Street

Hinesburg

1/13/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Jude’s Parish Hall, Route 116

Shelburne

1/6/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Shelburne Town Center, 5420 Shelburne Road

South Burlington

1/6/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., The Rock of Greater Burlington, 73 Thompson St.

1/9/2016: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., University Mall, 155 Dorset Street

Winooski

1/15/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., My Web Grocer, Champlain Mill, 20 Winooski Falls Way

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Franklin

Saint Albans

1/4/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Holy Angels Church, 247 Lake St.

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Lamoille

Morrisville

1/15/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., VFW, 28 Pleasant Street

Stowe

1/14/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Stowe Area Assoc., 51 Main Street

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Orange

Randolph Center

1/5/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Our Lady of Angels Catholic, 43 Hebard Hill

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Rutland

Pittsford

1/14/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Furnace Brook Wesleyan Church, 67 Gecha Lane

Proctor

1/2/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Proctor High School, 4 Park Street

Rutland

1/8/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court Street

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Washington

Barre

1/11/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Barre ELKS, 10 Jefferson Street

East Montpelier

1/12/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 US Route 2

Montpelier

1/14/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., VFW Post 792, 792 Pioneer St

1/6/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St

Northfield

1/7/2016: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 63, 48 Depot Sq

Waitsfield

1/5/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Cabot Creamery, 193 Home Farm Way

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Windham

Brattleboro

1/5/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Carl M Dessaint VFW Post 1034, 40 Black Mountain Road

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Windsor

Windsor

1/15/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., American Legion, 4 Court Street

 

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

*DD Cards are redeemable at participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations. Dunkin’ Donor Cards are non-transferrable and not redeemable for cash.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds, and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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